Ignite Me is the wonderful third installment in the amazing and completely unique Shatter Me-series by Tahereh Mafi. I really loved the first book in the series, then the second book was a bit slower (at first, the second half was amazing!), but this third book is back at full speed. OMG the intensity, the feelings, the action!
The character developments in this book is wonderful. It’s amazing to see a character grow as much as Juliette does throughout the series. I really love this new, stronger, Juliette. And the way we get to know Warner. It’s not so much that his character develops, it’s more that he reveals his true self bit by bit. I absolutely loved all the Warner and Juliette moments. The feels, the attraction, the way they are equals and support each other, how they open up and are vulnerable and honest to each other. Not to mention the intimate scenes…. I must say that they were all so hot. Scorching hot!
This series was so unpredictable in the way Tahereh Mafi made you love the unpopular characters, such as Warner, and in the end disliked the ones you loved from the start, such as Adam. I must say that I’m a bit disappointed in the way Adam’s character developed. It seemed like he became a completely different person; mean, selfish and childish. But it was nice to see him smooth some of the worst edges at the end of the book.
Even though I love Juliette and Warner, my favorite character in the series is definitely Kenji. I love his humor, his badass attitude, his kindness.
Tahereh Mafi’s writing has changed a bit during the series, in this book there are almost no strike-throughs for example, but it still leaves you completely breathless. It’s so beautiful, raw and poetic.
It’s a bit confusing that this seems to be the end of the trilogy, but then there is a fourth book as well… But I’m not complaining, if I get to stay in this marvelous world with my beloved characters for a while longer, I’m all in! As for an ending of the trilogy this was a really satisfying one. I’m always nervous about series endings because your hopes get so high and too often your hopes are dashed. But not this time! Ignite Me is a perfect (half)ending to a completely marvelous series.
Find out more about the book and the author here: Tahereh Mafi